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1 Laing, AlexanderDr Scarlett: A Narrative Of His Mysterious Behavior In The East. 22436
Farrar & Rinehart: NY. 1936.
First edition.

Octavo, original cream cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. pp. [i-viii] ix-x [1-2] 3-338 [339-342: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], Weird adventure mystery novel.

Cloth is quite dust soiled, a tight reading copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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2 Laing, Alexander (& Thomas Painter)The Motives Of Nicholas Holtz: Being The Weird Tale of The Ironville Virus. 27939
Farrar & Rinehart: NY. 1936.
First edition (& 1st printing).
''science fiction thriller revolving round a newly created plague bacterium against which there appears to be no antidote.'' (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 171-72). ''persuasively authentic in its use of biological data, it is a well told story of the creation of artificial life in the form of a deadly virus, and of the dangers that beset the man who investigates the ensuing deaths'' (Clute and Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 686)

A near fine copy with some light wear along the bottom edges. Lacking the dustjacket.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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